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Colin Higgins
Born July 28, 1941(1941-07-28)
Nouméa, New Caledonia, France
Died August 5, 1988 (aged 47)
Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1971-1987

Colin Higgins (July 28, 1941 ‚Äď August 5, 1988) was an American screenwriter, actor, director, and producer. He was best known for writing the screenplay for the 1971 film Harold and Maude.

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Biography

Higgins was born in Nouméa, New Caledonia, France to an Australian mother and American father. After attending Stanford University for one year, Higgins dropped out. He returned to Stanford to complete his bachelor's degree, in English, in 1967. He then went to UCLA, where he received an M.F.A. in screenwriting. His M.F.A. thesis would serve as the basis for Harold and Maude.

In 1986, Higgins established the Colin Higgins Foundation in order to further his humanitarian goals. He died of AIDS at his home on August 5, 1988[1] and was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Filmography

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Director

Title Year
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982
Nine to Five 1980
Foul Play 1978

Writer

Title Year
Harold and Maude 1972
Silver Streak 1976

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Colin Higgins
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Born July 28, 1941(1941-07-28)
Nouméa, New Caledonia, France
Died August 5, 1988 (aged 47)
Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1971-1987

Colin Higgins (July 28, 1941 – August 5, 1988) was an American screenwriter, actor, director, and producer. He was best known for writing the screenplay for the 1971 film Harold and Maude.

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Biography

Higgins was born in Nouméa, New Caledonia to an Australian mother and American father. After attending Stanford University for one year, Higgins dropped out. He returned to Stanford to complete his bachelor's degree, in English, in 1967. He then went to UCLA, where he received an M.F.A. in screenwriting. His M.F.A. thesis would serve as the basis for Harold and Maude.

In 1986, Higgins established the Colin Higgins Foundation in order to further his humanitarian goals. He died of AIDS at his home on August 5, 1988[1] and was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Filmography

Director

Year Title
1978 Foul Play
1980 Nine to Five
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Writer

Year Title
1971 Harold and Maude
1973 The Devil's Daughter
1976 Silver Streak
1978 Foul Play
1980 Nine to Five
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1987 Out on a Limb

Producer

Year Title
1971 Harold and Maude
1987 Out on a Limb

Actor

Year Title
1985 Into the Night

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External links


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